Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group Boundaries


Volunteer Opportunities

In 1990, the Washington State Legislature created the Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group Program to involve local communities, citizen volunteers, and landowners in the state’s salmon recovery efforts.

The 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups (RFEGs) share the unique role of working within their own communities across the state to recover salmon. The RFEGs have a common goal of restoring salmonid populations and habitat to their regions, relying on support in local communities. The RFEGs create dynamic partnerships with local, state and federal agencies; Native American tribes; local businesses; community members; and landowners. Through these collaborative efforts, RFEGs help lead their communities in successful restoration, education and monitoring projects.

Each RFEG works within a specific geographic region based on watershed boundaries. Every group is a separate, nonprofit organization led by their own board of directors and supported by their members.

Partial funding for the RFEG program comes from a portion of commercial and recreational fishing license fees, administered by the WDFW. The RFEGs also obtain many individual grants from government and private entities. Individual donations and in-kind contributions from local community members and businesses are also essential to the success of each RFEG.

Volunteers with the RFEG program can learn about salmon habitat, plant trees, count returning salmon, perform habitat assessments, conduct water quality monitoring, teach others about salmon habitat, and much more. If you would like to learn more about how you can help salmon through the RFEG program please contact the RFEG in your community:



Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups

1Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association2445 E. Bakerview Rd.
Bellingham, WA
(360) 715-0283
2Skagit Fisheries Enhancement GroupP.O. Box 2497
1202 South 2nd Street, Suite C
Mt. Vernon, WA
(360) 336-0172
3Sound Salmon Solutions1911 Vernon Rd.
Lake Stevens, WA
(425) 252-6686
4Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
Bldg. 30, Rm. 202
Seattle, WA
(206) 529-9467
5South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group6700 Martin Way East, Suite 112
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 412-0808
6Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement GroupP.O. Box 2169
Belfair, WA
(360) 275-3575
7North Olympic Salmon Coalition205 B West Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA
(360) 379-8051
8Pacific Coast Salmon CoalitionP.O. Box 2527
Forks, WA
(360) 374-8873
9Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force115 S. Wooding Street
Aberdeen WA 98520.
(360) 533-1766
10Willapa Bay Regional Fisheries Enhancement GroupP.O. Box 46
South Bend, WA
(360) 267-5244
11Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group12404 SE Evergreen Hwy
Vancouver, WA
(360) 882-6671
12Mid-Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement GroupP.O. Box 1271;
White Salmon, WA 98672
(509) 281-1322
13Tri-State Steelheaders Regional Fisheries Enhancement GroupP.O. Box 1375
216 N. Roosevelt
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 529-3543
14Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement GroupPO Box 3162
Wenatchee, WA
(509) 888-7268